Jr High (Grades 6-8)
Junior high conferences are an incredible experience for both kids and leaders. Campers will get an opportunity to play games, ride horses, fly down the zip line, jump around at club, listen to amazing speakers, laugh at skits, and so much more! Leaders will have an opportunity to really hang out with their students. The Ranch and Timbers staff takes care of all the details of the weekend including meals, skits, speakers, music, and activities. Our goal is for leaders and kids to have a fun, worry-free weekend so that they can build a deeper relationship with each other and with Christ.
The Ranch and Timbers are combining forces to create more of a MEGA experience for junior high students. Where you sleep is where you eat, other than that, all programmed events will take place at the Timbers. Free Time activities will be open at both camps - double the camps, double the fun!
- Dates: April 28-30, 2017
- Location: Pine Cove Ranch, Timbers in Tyler, TX (view map)
- Speaker: Harrison Ross, Junior High Director, Watermark Church, Dallas, TX
- Price: $119/person
Free Time Activities
Activities vary depending on which camp is hosting the conference, but here are some common activities.
- Horseback Riding
- Ropes Course
- Disc Golf
- Pickle Ball
- Camp Store
- Swimming Pool (seasonal)
- and much more...
About Harrison Ross
I have the joy of hanging with junior high kids. A lot of people say, "Oh my goodness I don't know how you do it" or they just sprint away as fast as they can... I love what I get to do. I think that junior high is the most crucial time in a person's life. It is when we decide how to deal with our joys, failures, insecurities, hurts, and identity - we learn to either run to the world or run to Jesus. It's a battlefield. I get to fight alongside amazing leaders and parents as we work together to shepherd and disciple our future leaders, parents, decision makers, and cultural influencers. But for now, they are very impressionable junior high kids with really squeaky voice cracks.
I grew up here in a suburb of Dallas called Carrollton. I first met Jesus through my parents as they modeled the love of Christ and lived it out in their lives. I started following Jesus at eight years old and have been learning what it looks like to abide with Him ever since. I felt the call to ministry in high school but ran away from it out of fear and insecurity. When I graduated from Baylor in 2011, I surrendered to where the Lord was leading me in ministry and came to Watermark as a student ministry intern. I have been living in dependence daily as Jesus lives and loves through me.
I am married to my beautiful bride, Hunter. We were high school sweethearts that will remain, newlyweds until we die. She is an amazing blessing in my life; she makes me be a better man and disciple of Jesus. I love hanging with my wife, any sport involving a board, chilling in a hammock, being in the mountains, creativity, frisbee, vans, v-necks, and incredible food.